Moments

Have you heard of the word Sabbath? It means rest. Jewish tradition observes Sabbath on Saturday's, the seventh day of the week as do some Christians. Most Christians observe Sunday as their day of rest. Some take a different day of rest. No matter what religion you practice or even if you are not religious... Continue Reading →

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Left Out

This weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada. Holidays are hard for many people for many reasons. Most of us find our way to turkey this weekend.   If not turkey, at least to family or friends for gathering and giving thanks. Now imagine you are plucked out of your thanksgiving dinner.   You are taken away by... Continue Reading →

I’m so sorry

I'm sorry. I didn't really get it until today. Never have I understood the depth of hatred that some people have. Today I was reading blogs on WordPress and I did something I don't often do and that was search a topic and start reading. I searched teenagers. Mostly because they have been on my... Continue Reading →

Counting Joy

Man does it ever feel good to be joyful!  I love being happy and filled with joy. Sometimes I feel like I want to jump for joy.    Have you stopped and let the good things in life excite you lately?   Today has been one joy filled moment after another. Here's my list of things that... Continue Reading →

Finding Peace

This is my view tonight. As I lay here in the pool, the word peace came to mind.  I was overwhelmed by how calm I felt and how peaceful it is.   After 8pm, after the 3 littles are in bed, after the teens are all organized with their evening plans.   Quiet.  Peaceful. Got... Continue Reading →

20 adopted children

This spring I was able to attend an adoption and foster parent conference in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.   It was so great to be in a place where everyone you meet is in the same phase of life as you.  No one blinked when I answered their question of "How many kids do you have?".   There... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Presidents and Orphans

This week the word welcome has really made me think. This week was the first time we struggled to find places for people to sleep and had to say no to a sleepover for one of our kids because all our beds were full and we already had all the extra mattresses and two cots... Continue Reading →

Why take in teens?

Think back to when you were 15.   I bet you were worried about zits, your clothes, your homework, driving, your friends, your dating life, your friends dating lives, your future.  Most of us were not worried about packing up all our belongings and moving to another foster home. One of the major worries for teens... Continue Reading →

Do you have a problem child?

That was me! I'm not talking about kids affected by major trauma or with severe behaviour issues or mental health issues today.   Today, I'm talking about inherently good, smart kids who seem to love trouble.  That was me.  I knew what was right but I seemed to love to choose the wrong way, the... Continue Reading →

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